Manuscripts
Department of Special Collections
Washington University Libraries
Washington University in St. Louis

Finding-Aid for the Roethke Collection (WTU00307)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: Roethke Collection
Creator: Roethke , Theodore , 1908-1963 , American author
Call number: WTU00307
Call number: [Accession: 1337]
Language: English

Access and Use:
Source:

Purchase, 1972

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open to research.

Processing Information:

Processed: January, 1972 HH


Contents List
      Title
box-folder   6/Roethke (1337)  
[1957] The waking: Poems 1933-1953 (Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954) (1 item (ca 119 pp.))   
Scope: Disbound copy, with original hard covers. This copy was used as a setting copy for Part One of the Secker and Warburg edition of the author's Selected Poems, eventually published as Words for the wind, 1957. Loosely inserted or stapled to the original pages are manuscript and typescript layouts for certain preliminary leaves, including the title-page and the contents leaves for both Parts One and Two. Each page of text bears pencil or ink instructions for the compositors. From the library of Roger Senhouse, a director of Secker and Warburg. (From Rota description) Staples removed. Most of the signatures intact.